Data fusion, the ability to combine data derived from several sources to provide a coherent characterization of a situation, is a challenging task. There is no unified and proven solution which is applicable in all circumstances, but there are many plausible and useful approaches which can be used to solve particular applications. This volume presents the proceedings of the workshop Data Fusion Applications, hosted in Brussels by the 1992 ESPRIT Conference and Exhibition. It contains 22 papers presenting advanced research results on data fusion together with practical solutions to multisensor data fusion in a wide variety of applications: real-time expert systems; robotics; medical diagnosis and patient surveillance; monitoring and control; marine protection; surveillance and safety in public transportation systems; image processing and interpretation; and environmental monitoring.
Combining Two Imaging Modalities for Neuroradiological Diagnosis: 3D Representation of Cerebral Blood Vessels.- Hybrid Inference Components for Monitoring of Artificial Respiration.- Information Fusion in Monitoring Applications using the Category Model.- A Flexible Real-Time System for Vessel Traffic Control and Monitoring.- ESPRIT Project AZZURRO: Data Fusion for Marine Protection.- ESPRIT Project DIMUS: Data Integration in Multisensor Systems.- A Reflex-Based Approach to Fusion of Visual Data.- Sensor Fusion in a Peg-In-Hole Operation with a Fuzzy Control Approach.- Fuzzy Logic Techniques for Sensor Fusion in Real-Time Expert Systems.- Task-Directed Sensor-Planning.- Incremental Map-making in Indoor Environments.- Image Segmentation Improvement with a 3-D Microwave Radar.- A Vectorial Definition of Conceptual Distance for Prototype Acquisition and Refinement.- Distributed Knowledge-based Systems for Integration of Image Processing Modules.- Spatial Fusion of Multisensor Visual Information for Crowding Evaluation.- Robust Multisensor Fusion in Underground Stations.- On Tracking Edges.- Force and Position Sensing Resistors: An Emerging Technology.- Fusing Two Views using Object Motion.- Mobile Robotics for the Surveillance of Fissile Materials Storage Areas: Sensors and Data Fusion.- Data Fusion for Environmental Monitoring.- Concluding Remarks: Advanced European Research on Data Fusion.- Contributors.
Series: Advances in Polymer Science
Number Of Pages: 266
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.4